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Capital city presents historic photo exhibit in downtown windows

Coun. Greg Rivard, chairman of the planning and heritage committee, and Natalie Munn, heritage researcher, pose in front of one of the historic photo display windows at the Planning and Heritage Department in Charlottetown. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Coun. Greg Rivard, chairman of the planning and heritage committee, and Natalie Munn, heritage researcher, pose in front of one of the historic photo display windows at the Planning and Heritage Department in Charlottetown. SUBMITTED PHOTO

“Season’s Greetings” will run into January after which, a new exhibit will be launched in the space.

CHARLOTTETOWN

The City of Charlottetown is celebrating the holiday season with a historic exhibit entitled “Season’s Greetings.” The historic display contains a variety of photos from the city’s archival collection, antique toys from the P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Foundation and city staff, as well as catalogue covers and ads from the past.

This is the latest installment of the Picturing a City. The historic photo exhibit series focuses on an aspect of the city’s history and displays photos from its archive in the windows of the Planning and Heritage Department at 233 Queen Street.

Staff have opened up the city’s archival collection and chosen some fascinating photos from many different eras and locations all over Charlottetown. The public is invited to take a walk along the city sidewalks and see what an old-fashioned winter looked like, discover the hot toys of yesteryear and find out what else those catalogues were used for after Christmas was over.

A number of individuals donated the images and antique toys to make the exhibits possible.

For more information on donating photos or allowing city staff to scan images, contact us at 902-629-4051 or nmunn@charlottetown.ca.

The exhibit runs into January after which, a new exhibit will be launched in the space. All exhibits will be posted online at https://charlottetownstories.wordpress.com/.

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